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Introduction to assessment for healthcare professions education

9 March 2022 @ 09:00 - 13 March 2022 @ 17:00


New dates for the training ‘Introduction to Assessment’ have been settled!


Date: March 9 – March 13 (5 days), 2022

Location: Surgeons Quarter at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland

Course leaders: Prof. dr. Cees van der Vleuten, Dr. Carlos F. Collares & Prof. Adrian Freeman

Target group: Beginners and intermediate level



The objective of this training is to provide a comprehensive panorama of theoretical and practical aspects of assessment in healthcare professions education for teachers who have a beginner or intermediate level of knowledge and experience in the field.

The course focuses on both quantitative and qualitative approaches to assessment as it was designed to cover the entire Miller’s pyramid model of competence, from cognitive assessment (e.g. progress testing), passing through the assessment of skills (e.g. OSCEs), up to the behavioral and attitudinal aspects targeted in workplace-based assessment. To wrap up, the course also explains how programmatic assessment can be used as a strategy to maximize the impact of assessment on learning.


Topics that will be covered during this training:

Validity Reliability
Programmatic assessment Blueprinting
Item writing Standard setting
Angoff Progress Testing
OSCEs Rating scales
Generalizability Item response theory
Rasch model Workplace-based assessment
Mini-Cex Portfolio assessment


Price: € 1.200,-

including five days training by experts, coffee/tea/drinks during the day, lunch, and a dinner during one of the evenings

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9 March 2022 @ 09:00
13 March 2022 @ 17:00


Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Nicolson St
Edinburgh, EH8 9DW United Kingdom
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